One of the shining lights of the U.K Garage movement and all round good bloke, Ray Hurley needs little or no introduction to the clubbers who flock, week in week out to watch, listen and learn from the man most say is the real peoples choice.
Following a summer jaunt to Lanzarote, where a friend had a seasonal residency. Ray, mesmerised by the way the jock controlled the crowd, along with his love of dance music set about learning the noble art for himself.
By Christmas of the same year, Ray was a regular " clubber" at The Gass club in Londons fashionable West End. It was here that he was given his first break, as a warm up DJ every Saturday night.
It was'nt long before Ray was plying his trade at most of the ORIGINAL Sunday Scene venues such as The Wag , The Arches and the now famous Frog and Nightgown alongside such luminaries as Matt "Jam" Lamont, Karl "tuff enuff" Brown, Timmi Magic EZ and Norris Windross.
In 1996, Ray hooked up with Scott Garcia and the "Dubmonsters" were formed. The first DM track was the underground smash "Waiting" which was released alongside the national hit anthem "It's A London Thing" produced by partner Scott Garcia.
After a very successful period as the Dubmonsters, Ray went on to produce solo projects under his own name and remixed tracks for 'Another Level', 'Montel Jordan' and labels such as Public Demand, Sattellite and Universal UK, coming soon is the eagerly awaited track 'Devil in Disquise' picked up by Universal, Germany and now signed to Manifesto in London.
Ray has recently joined forces with his new partner in crime Chris Vatary and are collectively known as SweeterGroove. With house remixes for Karl Tuf E Nuf Brown, Booker T, Barbara Tucker and many more, this partnership is already attracting serious interest.
Ray continues to DJ all over the UK and is a regular visitor in Switzerland and Germany and has also played in new york, las Vegas, Dubai, Australia and of course aiya napa and Ibiza to mention but a few. In London he is resident at Faces (gants hill) where he is playing the very best in cutting edge soulful US and UK house. He has played at all the main Garage clubs including:
The O2 Areana , Bagleys, Collosuim, Ledgens, Skala, The Arches, and The Ministry of Sound in London. Further afield you can see him spinning reguarly at Kartouche in Ipswich, Brunel Rooms in Swindon, Ikon, Basildon, The Escape in Brighton, Zero 6 in Southend,
Ray is looking forward to an extremely busy summer period and is already taking bookings towards the end of the 2012. With his productions and own label and a well established DJ career, the future is bright, the future is RAY HURLEY